Canon EF 24mm lens

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Canon Inc. has produced seven different 24mm lenses for its Canon EF- and its Canon EF-S lens mount. Three have been discontinued after updated replacements were announced.[1] [2]

  • EF 24mm f/1.4L USM, introduced December 1997.[3] (discontinued in 2008, replaced by EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM)
  • EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM, introduced December 2008.[4]
  • EF 24mm f/2.8, introduced November 1988.[5] (discontinued in 2012, replaced by EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM)
  • EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM, announced February 2012, available since June 2012.[6]
  • EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, announced September 2014.[7] Unlike the other 24mm lenses, it will mount only on bodies that support the EF-S mount. It will mount on all current Canon bodies with APS-C sensors, as well as older APS-C bodies dating to the 2003 introduction of the EF-S mount (in other words, the EOS 10D and older bodies are not compatible). It will not mount on any body with a full-frame or APS-H sensor. As it is designed for Canon APS-C bodies, its field of view is equivalent to a 38mm lens on a full-frame sensor. Compared to the EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM, the EF-S lens loses IS, but lists for about a fourth of the price. The STM offers advantages for video shooting over USM, specifically quieter autofocus.

Specifications of the EF 24mm lenses[edit]

Attribute EF f/1.4L USM EF f/1.4L II USM EF f/2.8 EF f/2.8 IS USM EF-S f/2.8 STM
Image Canon EF 24 f1.4.jpg Canon24mmf280200.jpg Canon EF 24 IS USM.jpg Canon EFS 24.jpg
Key features
Full-frame compatible Yes Yes No No
Image stabilizer No No Yes Yes No No
Ultrasonic Motor Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Stepping Motor No No Yes Yes
L-series Yes Yes No No
Diffractive Optics No No
Macro No No
Technical data
Aperture (max-min) f/1.4-f/22 f/2.8-f/22
Construction 9 groups / 11 elements 10 groups / 13 elements 10 groups / 10 elements 9 groups / 11 elements 5 groups / 6 elements
# of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded) 8 (rounded) 6 7 (rounded) 7
Closest focusing distance 0.82' / 0.25m 0.66' / 0.20m 0.52' / 0.16m
Max. magnification 0.16x 0.17x 0.16x 0.23x 0.27x
Horizontal viewing angle 74° 50º 35'
Diagonal viewing angle 84° 59º 10'
Vertical viewing angle 53° 34º 55'
Physical data
Weight 1.21 lb / 550g 1.43 lb / 650g .59 lb / 270g .61 lb / 280g 4.4 oz / 125g
Maximum diameter 3.2" / 83.5mm 2.7" / 67.5mm 2.69" / 68.4mm 2.7" / 68.2mm
Length 3.04" / 77.4mm 3.4" / 86.9mm 1.9" / 48.5mm 2.19" / 55.7mm 0.9" / 22.8mm
Filter diameter 77mm 58mm 52mm
Lens hood EW-83DII EW-83K EW-60II EW-65B ES-52
Case LP1319 LP811 LP1014 LP811
Retail information
Release date December 1997 December 2008 November 1988 June 2012 September 2014
Currently in production? No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
MSRP $ $1700.00 $1749.00 $374.99 $599.99 $149.99


  1. ^ Canon USA. "EOS (SLR) Camera Systems - Wide Angle". Canon USA website. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  2. ^ Canon USA. "EOS (SLR) Camera Systems - Tilt-Shift". Canon USA website. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  3. ^ Canon Inc.. "EF24mm f/1.4L USM". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  4. ^ Canon Inc.. "EF24mm f/1.4L II USM". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  5. ^ Canon Inc.. "EF 24mm f/2.8". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  6. ^ Canon Inc.. "EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  7. ^ Canon Inc.. "EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM". Retrieved 2014-09-15. 
  8. ^ Canon Inc.. "TS-E24mm f/3.5L". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  9. ^ Canon Inc.. "TS-E24mm f/3.5L II". Canon Camera Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-07.